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date: 19 August 2019

Organic and Consumer Labels  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Julia WOLFJulia WOLF

Consumer or product labels are the result of voluntary efforts by firms to make their products and production processes more sustainable and to communicate these efforts through information provided on the products they sell. Usually product labeling involves a thorough process of certification by an independent third-party institution. This vetting increases the reliability of product labels over firm-designed indicators. Product labels thus are an important instrument to promote sustainability. ...

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